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they took control. and digging in. the egyptian protest gets even bigger while the obama administration lays out its position in the clearest terms yet. and that's amore? silvio burr les cony must stand trial. it's wednesday, february 9th, 2011. good morning. >> i guess that was your italian accent. >> the best i could. i did -- when you had a day off. so french and italian, phony french and italian. >> you're a man of the world. at the top for us, leaders who lunch. president obama will sit down today for a private lunch with republican house leader boehner, cantor and mccarthy. this comes on the heels of a lunch with mcconnell last week. kelly o'donnell is msnbc capitol hill correspondent. so much to get to including that surprise vote, but let's start with this lunch. they're going to sit down, break bread, but it come ons the context of republican leader cantor being pretty critical of the president just recently. >> this is really an important step forward if either side is going to deliver on the idea of working together. the president has extended this invitation to lunch. if soup's o
reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy. drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are strad aheat. this is "first look" on mb. >>> we begin this morning with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition of power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egyptian protesters in cairo accept a timetable slow down remains to be seen. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation is such a good idea. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election in 60 days and given what's going on, there are questions whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the gov
obama will be meeting with republican leaders over lunch to talk about ways to tackle government spending. the debate on where to cut and how much is heating up. kate amara has more from washington. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. today, president obama system with his republican rivals from the house, one day after the commission -- the congress signed off on what would be the largest budget cuts in history. >> on the lunch menu, the economy with a side of spending. president obama posting top republicans, including john boehner and eric cantor. >> there will be heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> with the national debt at a staggering $14 trillion, the focus in washington is on fiscal restraint. >> people are angry about bridges to know where. >> republicans and democrats generally agree something needs to be done, but clashed over how much and what needs to be done. >> we need to replace the culture of spendthrift in washington with a culture of thrift. >> is really about shining a spotlight on specific spending items that do not make sense. >> funding for g
of the day. our question to you is about president obama's faith. he spoke about it today, addressing the belief by some that he is a muslim and not a christian. carol costello is here. he keeps facing the same question. >> i know, he does. president obama got personal abouts had faith his morning at the national prayer breakfast, talking about how accepted jesus christ in his life and a poll shows that only a minority of americans know he is a christian and a growing number of americans who believe she a muslim. the white house says his speech is not in response to those who love to call him barack hussein obama. >> my christian faith has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years. all the more so when michelle and i hear our faith questioned. from time to time. we are reminded that ultimately what maurtters is not what othe people say about us but whether we are being true to our conscience and god. >> according to pugh research half of americans correctly identify the presidents a christian. here is your time to talk back. what will it take for people to believe presi
's an image from the demonstration that speaks volumes. yes we can too. the theme borrowed from the 2008 obama campaign and a pointed message who believe this white house has been too slow to embrace their cause. the administration told mubarak he needed to do more, including an attempt to bring in opposition leaders and emergency government over the past 24 hours. they went further telling the president he lost washington support and needed to orchestrate a transition and just now the president sent this message to the protesters on the ground >> the people in egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear. we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> so now what is not just a question in egypt. ed henry is working sources on where the administration sees this crisis heading. ed? >> in private they are much bolder than they are in public. you heard the president go only so far there even in backing the protesters in extending his hand and say we hear your voices, also in public as you netted, maybe a push to the president and
by the same party, they get more suspicious. very controversial, when obama's doing it. and perhaps it's something to be expected. perhaps even healthy. >> going to the white house is president obama will sign an extension, so i don't know. the democrats can't really use those, can they? >> i think they can. i think they overplayed their hand a little bit here. on their procedural change to require two-thirds majority. they could have put it up for the regular majority. so now, they feel they've given the democrats a little ammunition. >> what do you think now, pat, and what do you see it meaning going forward with these new tea party members? not just them, but the conservatives who are feeling energized by these new freshmen? >> they are constitutionalists and conservatives. we're about ten years out from 9/11 and their national concern is the national security state. they hold to the view that it's usually their own government that really intrudes upon liberty. they're being consistent with their values and beliefs and i think the republican party has to be aware that there's a lot
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ sdloo this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on the call for a new leadership in egypt. >>> drug tragedy along the border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. >>> and handbag hero. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. >> good morning, everyone. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election and given what's going on there right now. there are questions as to whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the government is doing something to appease these protesters. the new cabinet has allevi
obama is at the white house most of this week. he is in miami on friday. in new york, the un secretary general congratulating the secretary -- security council in taking a united stand against libya. slapping sanctions on the libyaan leader, his family, and assisted. the white house is urging the leader to leave as soon as possible. in wisconsin, the budget battle continues. good morning for this sunday, february 27. if you could advise the president to sit down with one person, who would that be? 202-737-0001 our line for republicans and 202-737-0002 for democrats and if you are an independent, the number to call is 202-628-0205. a look at some of the headlines from outside washington. in madison, wisconsin, saturday's gathering the largest so far as 70,000 demonstrated against the budget cuts. the headline is -- the anatomy of a protest. meanwhile, from the pittsburgh post gazette, obama urges gadhafi to quit. many believe the changes could herald a new dawn of a new epoch after centuries of humiliation in the arab world. the "chicago tribune", rahm emanuel prepares to take over as t
: good morning, and welcome to "washington journal" on this monday, february 7, 2011. president obama will -- the chamber of commerce today for the first time as commander in chief. we will carry that live this morning on c-span at 11:30 a.m. our question to start "washington journal" -- should president obama court of the business community? the numbers to call -- let's take a look at a peace in "usa today" talking about the president's address at the chamber of commerce. obama faces business leaders. host: should the president of the business community? matt, caller from manhattan. what do you think the president should do here? caller: i think he ought to stand up to the business community once and for all. big business, corporations, don't pay taxes. corporations write their own regulations. the regulation is there should be no regulation. they are masters at obtaining what they once a through the government'. and if president obama had any hutzpah backbone, he would be in their face and represent the individual taxpayer. again, thank you for c-span. host: caller from illinois. we
the police to keep the spring breakers safe. megyn? megyn: trace, thank you. president obama told bill o'reilly that americans are evenly divided when it comes to his signature healthcare law. not according to the latest polls. stunning new numbers just out and they're after this break. an air traffic controller whistle blower making shocking claims about what's really going on when controllers are supposed to be keeping you safe. we'll tell you what he's claiming and we'll investigate the evidence. and horrifying new video coming in on what happened when a driver headed the wrong way down a california highway. breaking news just ahead. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her lon. oh, now that's t best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purin
for being with us. greta is next. see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight, huge test for president obama. special appearances on the record. former president george herbert walker bush, former first lady barbara bush go on the record minutes away. >> first, a blockbuster letter gets dropped on president obama. this is a telling test does the president want a quick answer on whether the new health care law is constitutional or not? so the nation can plan or is he playing games? 28 republican governor sent a letter to the president demanding the fast track to the supreme court. asking the justice department attorney general holder to join the 28 governors in asking the supreme court for an expedited decision on the constitutionality of the health care legislation. former governor -- florida governor scott joins us. in your state you have the 26 or 28 states, who have won the decision from the court that the mandate and the entire statute is unconstitutional. it can linger through the courts or go immediately to the supreme court to fast track. why do you want fast track? >> we want to -- f
the big game, president obama sat down with bill o'reilly. obama called egypt a changed place, and downplayed concerns of the muslim brotherhood taking power there. they also talked about health care, and political strategy, and then it got personal. >> does it disturb you that so many people hate you? it's a serious question. >> you know, the truth is that the people, and i'm sure previous presidents would say the same thing, whether it was bush or clinton or reagan or anybody, the people who dislike you don't know you. >> but hate you. >> the folks who hate you, they don't know you. >> that's true. >> what they hate is whatever funhouse mirror image of you that's out there. >> joining the company today, as i said, former pennsylvania governor, nbc news political analyst ed rendell. journalist and nbc news contributor karen hunter and the political editor of townhall.com guy benson who is also host of the radio program the guy benson show. karen, i'm wondering what you made of that. you know, when you saw o'reilly and he's and in your face kind of interviewer, i also thought
, briefing president obama on the severity of this massive storm that's moving across the country. this thing could affect 100 million americans by the time it's through. we're expecting the fema administrator to join robert gibbs for today's white house briefing. you do not see that every day or every storm. mike emanuel is live at the white house. set the stage. what will be the fema's message today? >> the briefing that president obama had with the director of homeland security and fema administrator, mr. fugate, was to be prepared for every possibility, including power outages. mr. fugate will be here with robert gibbs and part of it is emphasizing the serious nature of the storm. we've seen terrible pictures from the midwest. we have blizzard warnings across the upper midwest, all the way down to arkansas. more than 30 states with some advisories and warnings. what the federal government is going to be saying at this briefing is, please pay attention to the warnings, be prepared, and listen to local authorities and local meteorologists for the latest on this severe storm. megyn? megyn: w
day of protest in egypt, president obama had a talk with president mubarak. president obama told the egyptian leader that an orderly transition cannot be prolonged. it must begin now. that was after mubarak announced he would not seek re-election. christiane amanpour is on the ground. >> reporter: very few people thought a week ago that president mubarak would offer these con sengss, professions to lift the state of emergency and reform the election law. but is it enough for the people? they can see the end in sight. it's very unclear whether they will let him finish his term. this was the scene on cairo's square after president mubarak announced after 30 years after one-man rule, he was ready to leave office. i never asked to be a dictator, he said, and i will not be dominating myself for a new term for i have served egypt long enough though, the crowd became defiant again when mubarak said he was going stay on for a few more months to ensure law and order, to reform the constitution and the election process. president obama had this to see. >> the people of egypt, the young peo
judicial activism. but the judge used obama's own words from his 2008 campaign when he supported health care reform without an individual mandate. here's the concern, he says. if you haven't made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate? i mean, if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness, by mandating everybody to buy a house. mitt romney knows that conundrum, being for something and against it. he's knocking the president's health care reform but defending his own in massachusetts which included an individual mandate. >> the states have rights that the federal gust doesn't have. under the tenth amendment of the constitution, the powers of the federal government are specifically limited. the states have the rights to, for instance, mandate kids going to school, mandate auto insurance. states have certain rights they can exercise and the right thing for the president to do now with these decisions saying his bill is unconstitutional, with the house taking action to repeal it, with the senate considering doing so, he should press the pause button and
: are president obama's election -- ever chances slipping away? sarah palin is here. >> the root lies in the existence of this extremist ideology. >> sean: british prime minister makes surprising statements about muslims and multi-cull turpl. . mark stein says maybe he has a point . >> >> sean: the vice president is at it again, this time with a 53 million dollar boondoggle on his hands. >> conditions are worse with this administration. >> sean: not everyone in hollywood is happy with obama. my old buddy ed asner rips into the president on the radio. hannity starts right now. welcome to this wednesday edition. in a moment i will be joined by governor palin. we begin with new caned s of president obama's reelection chances in 2012 are dwindling. according to a cnn poll a majority of the americans expect the president to lose his reelection bid. only 46% believe he will win a second term. those numbers could be the result of the growing opposition on the president's handling of the economy. his approval rating dropped to a new low only 27% approve of his handling of this monstrous defic
standoff. president obama appearing to take sides in the debate today, this after the white house tried to distance itself from this dispute last week as governor scott walker lays down a new deadline, warning democrats they have 24 hours left to vote on that budget bill or there will be serious consequences. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. as we center the third week of wisconsin's budget battle, president obama challenging u.s. governors about an hour ago, asking them not to vilify public employees in their efforts to tackle state budget problems. >> i believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges and i think most public servants agree with that. democrats and republicans agree with that. in fact, many public employees in your respective states have agreed to cuts, but let me say this, i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified or rights infringed upon. megyn: wisconsin's governor is refusing to budge in their efforts to save the state from what he says is financ
's senior white house correspondent ed henry kicks off our coverage. president obama just passed the two-year mark in office. is he likely to face a liberal primary challenge? >> well, that's a big question for this president. and the new cnn opinion research corporation poll suggests he is highly unlikely to face a primary challenge. that would be good news, obviously, for this white house. look at these numbers. 78% of democrats now saying that their choice for the democratic nomination in 2012 is president obama. only 20% saying they want another democrat. now why is that important? since 1968, there have been four incumbent presidents who faced a primary challenge. all four either stepped aside, retired, didn't run again, or just lost outright lost in the general election. this is a big deal. if he does not have a primary challenge, it makes him a lot stronger in 2012. >> the republicans, seems like a wide open field of candidates. have they come anywhere close to unifying behind just one? >> reporter: no. they are nowhere close to being unified behind a candidate but what is interes
asked about that honor. >> i think it's a real honor. when obama called me about it, i was thrilled and i consider the medal of freedom a very special thing. i don't know whether the american people do so i'll be up there getting my little thing, the rosette for the lapel. >> the medal of freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. mr. bush will receive the award on february 15th at the white house. and those are the headlines. congratulations. >> that's awful nice. >> the ongoing crisis in egypt continues as now there's a general strike over there and now the protesters who were told to go away are fanning out to the parliament building as well as the health and human services building. now, more behind the scenes, back channel talks are being exposed and confirmed by the white house that shows the saudi king essentially firing a verbal warning shot to president obama. >> that's right. ford and you're looking live at pictures of the people in the streets right now in cairo. four days after the people took to the streets, apparently the king of saudi arabia called barack obama
of the top stories making news this morning. the obama administration has suspended some high-level contacts with pakistan and may downgrade the status of an upcoming meeting. they may pressure pakistan to release an american diplomat who's been detained since he killed two pakistanis last month. washington says he shot them in self-defense as they tried to rob him at gunpoint. >>> michelle obama says president obama has given up his smoking habit. later she'll be on the "today" show marking the first anniversary of her campaign to end child obesity. >>> this is dramatic video inside a bus showing the terrifying moments when the packed vehicle collided with a truck. 18 people were hurt in the crash, but officials say it's just incredible no one was killed. >>> and a new poll weighs in. what super power americans would love to have. topping the list are time travel, mind reading, flying came in third followed by the about to teleport and be investable. no jeddi hand trick. >>> the dow opens at 12,233 after gaining 71 points. the s&p inched up 5 points and the nasdaq gained 13. in tokyo the ni
about the first family today. up next after a break, why the obamas, like a lot of other parents, have made one very popular place off limits for their two girls. >>> the winter of our discontent continues tonight with texas, oklahoma, kansas, arkansas, right there in the middle of it. up to two feet of snow have fallen in the region today. parts of oklahoma, like tulsa town, have set all-time records for snowfall. temperatures are 25 degrees below normal. schools, airports, government offices, businesses all closed and blowing snow made driving absolutely impossible in some places. and remember these are a lot of places not used to conditions like this. >>> last night we told you about a new revelation from first lady michelle obama. she said and with certainty really for the first time her husband, the president, has quit smoking. well, this morning in an interview with matt lauer here on the "today" show, the first lady revealed there's still no facebook in their household for the obama girls. >> sasha and malia, are they on facebook? >> no. >> is that because of who they are or bec
objection. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. this week, president obama gave a speech about health care, or actually i guess it was last week now. the speech was at a fancy hotel near washington, and he told jokes to make everyone laugh and sad stories to endear his audience further to his cause. the president said, as he has many times before, his law will lower the cost of health care. president obama knows how to give a good speech and he also knows how to tell it like it isn't. while president obama was busy selling his policies on the stump, others were busy analyzing the real effects of his health care law. it's not limiting cost. now, we heard some of the figures given by the democrats here from the congressional budget office but we have to expose that they're really playing with numbers. if you tell the congressional budget office to take $500 billion from medicare that's already bankrupt and can't pay doctors to see patients, but you take $ 500 billion and call that savings that are created by obama-care -- that's part of where they get their money. the other part is to raise
and then we simply have to repeal president obama, we can do that and get a new president in that wants to get rid of the government takeover of health care, that will change. martha: she makes it sound sieveem. not so simple, though, her comments after the first nationwide tea party town hall meeting where she called for the end of big government and big spending. bill: keeping an eye on the markets, what a run we've had here, ahead of the opening bell, investors hoping to extend a seven-day streak of gains. wow. yesterday, dow closed up 71 points, well over 12,200. look at her go, huh? we'll see how the markets do, bottom of the hour, 9:30. martha: how about the weather? how about back to the weather for a moment? it just gets crazier out there, just with states like oklahoma and kansas at -- what states like oklahoma and kansas do not need. more snow is headed their way. they have had the most awful, icy conditions, accidents that we've seen over the past couple of weeks and now they're getting more of it. look at the radar, the midwest and parts of the south, already getting covered, oklah
or is that not fair? >> i'm not a big fan of the obama administration, but i was marginally involved in discussions during the presidency of george w. bush about egypt, because they wanted to push egypt toward reform and nudge hosni mubarak toward reform. they were very concerned about the ways of hosni mubarak. and in the end, they pulled back from it. so i think there's plenty of blame to go around. this is a man who has been in power from reagan to obama. he's known five presidents, and he's picked the pocket and stiffed five presidents in a row. this kind of guessing who lost egypt and who should have known, i am really not interested in it. i wrote a lot about egypt trying to underline the troubles of the mubarak regime. it's really not about this debate in washington. it's really about this revolution in egypt and whether we go and embrace it and proclaim it and accept it as a legitimate revolution that a free people are entitled to. >> david, given the history with egypt, the american support of the mubarak regime for 30 years, how in your opinion have they been playing this, mixed messages
, president obama comes out and says you've got to start this transition now. and that may be prompting his people to get out into the streets. bill: day by day now, again, live pictures here, you'll see it in a moment, kind of a cat and mouse game, one side pelt also the other, the other returns fire later. we have wondered hour by hour, which side the military takes. this is a country largely ruled by the military. if they support mubarek, he's safe and he's good and there will be a crackdown, good in terms of power and holding on to it until september. if not, what happens then? and that's the wild card the world waits to see play out. martha: we'll keep an eye on it. >>> in the meantime, social security, as we have reported here, is expected to run dry by 2037, and republican senator lend see graham says he has a plan to save the program. what he is now proposing. we're going to get that from him coming up. plus -- >> democratic leadership in the senate doesn't want to vote on this bill, but i assure you, we will. that's what americans want, it's the right thing to do. bill: he says rep
for my payment. >> well, david, that happens quite often and president obama called me about 4:30 this morning. it wasn't president obama. it was obama. it was donny down in the lobby trying to get in. got another one. >> william writes never too early to play the mike barnicle drinking game. one shot of tequila for every time he has peetz-er or obama-er. two shots every time he says mika. >> when mika plays the game she has to go to two bottles of aleve as soon as she finishes playing that game. thank you very much. "morning joe" starts right now. >> sooner or later, the media stops finding it interesting. >> not the liberal bastards on msnbc. >> but yeah, who watches that. i went on "morning joe" this morning but i like it just because i like being combative with those guys. you know, they're awful. >> joe's a good guy. he's one of us. >> he's all right. he was fair to me. i had fun. they had schumer over from new york on ripping me and then they had a little clip of a state senator hiding out ripping me. it was almost too easy. >> beautiful, beautiful. you have to love that
to the ongoing demonstrations. president obama is also calling secretary of state hillary clinton and other top security advisers to the white house for a meeting on egypt this afternoon. today, large groups of protesters descended on central locations as part of the march of millions to demand the resignation of egyptian president, hosni mubarak. >>> and charlotte, north carolina, will host the 2012 democratic national convention. the city beat out cleveland, st. louis and minneapolis. it will be the first southern convention since 1988 in atlanta. 2008 was in denver. president obama carried north carolina in the 2008 election but by a slim margin. the 2012 republican convention will be in tampa, florida. >>> the white house is riding the fence on egypt but that hasn't stopped others in the democratic party from jumping into the fray with both feet. will they force president obama's hand? ed henry has the inside scoop coming up on the other side of the break. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] you like who you are... the man you've become. and you learned something along the way. about the w
the president. i was traveling with him yesterday to marquette, michigan. late into the evening president obama when he returned to the white house was in meetings with his national security team. you look at yesterday afternoon when president obama was speaking to the crowd in marquette, michigan. he seemed quite hopeful that president mubarak would go quite a bit further than he actually did. president obama saying to the crowd there that we are witnessing history unfold and this is a moment of transformation. by the evening a decidedly different tone and lengthy statement the president put out. almost a point by point almost rebuttal to president mubarak's message. i'll read you a portion of it that the president put out. president obama saying too many egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy and responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the world. president obama goes on to say the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unekwif cal path and they have not yet seized that oppo
now. >> president obama commenting on egypt now that its president hosni mubarak says he will step down. good evening i'm dan ashley. president obama stressed that the transition should include a broad spectrum of voices as well as opposition parties. the quarter million protestors cheered daned and erupted in joy when the president emerged saying he will not run for reelection in september. here's a reporter in egypt. >> tonight the square erupted in anger. people finally heard from the man they have risen up against. appearing on state television president mubarak address the protestors directly tell them their demands are legitimate and that he will stand down. but not just yet. instead he pledged to spend his next few months in office restoring law and order. reforming the constitution. and the election law. not good enough says this defiant crowd in cairo. this moment was a week in the making. week of steadily mounting pressure. from people in the streets and leaders around the world. president obama dispatched a former ambassador tow egypt to deliver a message direc
of the demands of protesters. this was the demand of president obama's envoy frank wisner. the protesters rejected it whole-heartily saying we want to see you go now. it did not live up to their expectations. one of the protesters that i spoke with said he's been lying for 30 years, why should we believe him now? another one said, he'll use these next seven months to round people up who have been protesting against him over these last few days. >> alex, as we look at these images from cairo, we can see so many people, a million are some of the estimates, on the streets, protesting loudly, holding up signs. what can we expect today, though, now that this announcement has been made that he is stepping down? >> reporter: well, if it was an effort to placate the crowds, it has not done that. i'm looking at live pictures, again, of thousands of people on the square. it's a beautiful day in cairo. a beautiful day for protesting. i can tell given the fury i saw last night and over the last week since i arrived, i don't think these protests are going to end any time soon. >> alex marquardt in cai
not to run in the next presidential election. abc news has confirmed that president obama told mubarak he needs to take that action, which would allow for free elections and an orderly transition of power. >> just one more egyptian people, we hate him. 30 years is enough. >> reporter: the largest protest this country has ever seen. despite the government shutdown of public roads and transportation. in cairo where mubarak was hung in effigy, more than 250,000 people packed tahrir square. since friday the protests have generally been peaceful. one poster showed the one casualty. t women have been allowed much less freedom than men have found their voice. >> mubarak leave the country! just leave us alone! we will make it! we are not the first people to get rid of. >> reporter: repercussions are rippling through the middle east. king abdullah vowed to launch political reforms and obama administration spoke for the first time with one possible successor to mubarak, nobel laureate mohammed ed elbaradei. >> president obama addressed from the white house last night. he said egypt's transition mus
with the stepped up pressure on libyan strong man moammar gadhafi. president obama has joined other world leaders in condemning violence in that embattled leader's country. >> secretary of state clinton is being sent to geneva for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed. alex marquardt has traveled from egypt into libya with this report. >> reporter: report reads hand by hand, down with gadhafi. a large part of this country now firmly in the control of the protesters. we're about 15 minutes inside the libyan border and we've been stopped at several checkpoints where they're asking for our passports. it's civilians doing the asking. there isn't any military or police in sight. those we spoke to say gadhafi failed them. people need everything, this man said. there are no hospitals, no medicine, no jobs, no food. >> he only did one thing. he tried to catch the oil. he just think himself is leader for africa, but is not him. >> reporter: just to the west, signs of a nation on the cusp of all out war. libyan military trying to destroy the protesters. helicopter gunship fires on the people. a fighter jet
didn't care about what anybody thought of them, i think president obama does. >> interesting. >> okay. >> i think he does. >> or he laughed. i don't know. this is going nowhere fast. >>> so egypt. egypt, huh? really? what about that egypt thing? >> i didn't think obama was thin-skinned in that answer actually. >> can don't think so either. had a nice smile on his face. >> i think he responded very well to it. >> so egypt. >> this is the most rudderless conversation we've had. >> i know. >> chris, we're not going there. we're going to get -- shut up. >> and the packers, too. >> what else? >> the packers. egypt. >> hey, how about that hockey team. >> all right. i'm going to take control of this situation. >> let's talk about -- >> oh, no, please. >> we're not talking about liverpool. >> pat buchanan, let's -- let's have an intelligent conversation here. >> that's better. >> we have run the boat aground. pat is going to get us off the sand bar. so, pat, i -- i thought that the president did very well in the o'reilly interview. i thought when he was asked if he was hated, he smiled. he sh
, the obama administration has suspended some high level contact wes pakistan and may downgrade the status of an upcoming diplomatic meeting. u.s. officials say it's an attempt to pressure pakistan to release an american diplomate. washington insists the man has diplomatic immunity and shot the pakistanis in self-defense as they tried to rob him at gun point. >>> first lady michelle obama confirms the president has given up his decades long smoking habit saying, quote, it's been almost a year since he lit up. layer today, mrs. obama will be on the "today" show with her campaign to end childhood obesity. >>> cell phone video shows the terrifying moment when a vehicle crashed with a truck. judging by the impact, officials say it's incredible no one was killed. >>> and a new poll weighs in on what super power most americans would love to have. topping the list are time travel and mind reading. flying came in third followed by the ability to telepost and be invisible. i'll pick all of them. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,233 after
this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, president mubarak talking about change in september. is president obama powerless to actually make that happen? >> well, let's be clear that these are very fluid and dynamic events. i think what we've seen happen over the course of the past many days, quite honestly, are events that many people have not seen -- nobody's seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i'm certainly here to say that the conversation the president had with president mubarak was direct. it was frank. it was candid. and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come. >> i guess i'm still trying to get at the core question of what the president, this president can do about that. >> well, i think that -- i think change in all of these instances, what we've seen transpire over the course of many days in cairo and egypt has taken place as a result of change that's needed to happen from within the country. yo
by the severe impact, officials say it is incredible no one was killed. >>> fist lady michelle obama confirms the president has given up his decades long smoking habit saying it's benoit almost a year since he lit up." later this morning mrs. obama will be on "the today show" marking the first anniversary of her campaign to end childhood obesity. >>> and a new poll weighs in on what super power americans would most love to have. topping the list with 28% each are time travel and mind reading. flying came in third, followed by the aeblt to teleport and be invisible. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,233 after gaining 71 points yesterday. the s&p inched up 5 points. nasdaq added 13. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei shed 18 points while in hong kong the hang seng tumbled 320. >>> toyota officials are breathing a sigh of relief after a ten-month federal investigation concluded that faulty electronics did not causç toyota vehicles to accelerate out of control. a federal probe confirmed toyota's own fin
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trillion on the economic stimulus. and then they turned their attention to obama care. megyn: they said that would save jobs as well. >> we've seen the results of that, haven't we? instead, they've had piled enormous amounts of debt on to this country. blew up the deficit and -- megyn: when you hear dick durbin, number two democrat in the senate, saying, we don't know what we'll do next. and in this political environment where republicans are so focused on cutting spending, what could we get through? democrats believe we should spend more, more stimulus, more investment in infrastructure. and now it's not just durbin, because the democrats will have a retreat in virginia to talk about it. and senators across the conference are saying, they don't know what course their leaders will take to lower unemployment figures. >> look, everything they've tried so far has failed and cost the country trillions of dollars. the fundamental approach that the democrats have taken, which has proven to be a failure, is government intervention and government spending. what the republicans want to tell the
part, president obama in a speech in michigan thursday made no such definitive statement on his future. instead calling again for democratic reforms to start now and was careful to not directly call on mubarak. >> we want all egyptians to know that america will continue to do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in egypt. >> reporter: earlier in the day, reports of mubarak's resignation were joined by reports of a possible military coup. egypt's army announced it took steps to safeguard the country. the question tonight, what step the army will take if protestors ignore the military's call to end demonstrations now. there seems to be a disconnect between the c -- cia and white house. is there an explanation why messages were different? >> reporter: the big surprise today, brian. rarely do you hear a cia director like leon pineta come out and say something definitively about what he expects to happen and it doesn't happen. the white house was asked about this today on air force one, robert gibs was asked about cia director pineta's statement and he
obama doing enough to back unions, the democrats' bread and butter? 2007 he said if the union was ever out on -- had issues, i'd be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. and, in fact, don, let's take the first question first. the fact republicans, republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, we're seeing republicans taking a hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want though, don, is that they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011 through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time, what democrats need to do is continue keep on fighting. president obama did make that comment. he made it in south carolina when he was running for president. i will tell you he got a little bit of cover today from major union head on one of the sunday shows, however, i will tell you activists are very frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. they want to see him up in wisconsin. that's unlikely to happe
doing lunch. at the white house the ultimate power lunch. in half an hour president obama hosts white house republicans. >> republicans are continuing to be focused -- >> house speaker john boehner, eric cantor and kevin mccarthy will sit down with the president today. vice president joe biden is also attending. on the menu -- >> heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> both sides say they are looking forward to a thoughtful discussion. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president wants to talk over his state of the union proposals and foreign policy issues like the crisis in egypt. republicans want to talk about slashing spending and health care reform and while that conversation may get testy, it may lead to more productive government. here is mccarthy on "morning joe." >> i'm the one who believes this divided government creates a structure to get together. >> you can get something done. >> after two years of the two sides taking sides the president is pushing forward on his promise to reach out to conservatives. he visited his next door neighbors at the conserva
, but that is not what they heard. >> he gave president -- of power to the vice-president. >> earlier, president obama said he was following the developments and pledged the u.s. will do all it can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy. >> what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. it is a moment of transformation that is taking place because the fuel of egypt are calling for change. >> the military announced on state tv that it has stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters that their demands will be met. in washington, the cia director told the house intelligence committee the developments in egypt will have a tremendous impact. >> if it is done right, it will help us a great deal in trying to promote stability in that part of the world. if it happens wrong, it could create serious problems for us and for the rest of the world. >> president obama watch mubarak's speech aboard air force one and called for a security meeting at the white house. >> thousands of you received our breaking e-mail alert this afternoon telling you of the live video o
no longer including the use of hot lanes. >>> president obama is expected to open up today about something he rarely talk about in public. >>> the term fell to duke last night. worried about fires on campus? this one was legit. we'll talk about it coming up. what bold taste... of -- oa coffee -- it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we're made of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba my sistersundays are just tofor watching football. believe that? [ thinking ] relax. you ordered off mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. everything's so good and just a buck. so go. he's a jerk. [ thinking ] the simple joy of being smart. ♪ >>> remember this? clashes between students and police caught on camera last march after maryland and duke played on campus at college park. it led to and fbi investigation of the bridge county police department and its officers' actions that night. last night, the terps had a strict -- last year rather the terps had a victory over the blue devils. not the case last night. the score was 80-62. duke has won eight of nine against maryland now a
rates businesses will be hit in the long term according to the "washington post" starting in 2014, obama would target companies for sharply higher payroll taxes to help states replenish their unemployment funds and repay their debts to washington. growing deficit and tax hikes on the horizon. how is this likely to play out for the president in the 2012 race? governor, i don't get it, the white house doesn't get it. again in two years we have the issue of raising taxes on small business. now they are going to tax small business here. what part of this is not going to help the economy do you think they don't get? >> that is why the poll numbers are reflective of the public's per self watch is really going on. -- perception of what is really going on. the policies lack the soundness we you consider the idea of bailing out states that is going to be the answer to these problems. no, the poll numbers reflect that americans, at this point are saying, enough is enough. this ain't our first rodeo. after two years of failed leftist policies we are not believing growing more government and taxing
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